Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Mixed Media ATC's

I am back today with a few ATCs I created for a swap at the Art for the Creative Mind Yahoo Group.

I started out with some layered backgrounds. I used various scraps of paper, cheesecloth, mesh, and some masking tape.

After this was dry I applied gesso over the layers and added some more masking tape.

Once the gesso was dried I tore off some of the masking tape for a distressed look. I then inked one of the ATCs with Peeled Paint and Dusty Concord Distress ink.

 I applied various acrylic paints to the other ATC. 

On the inked ATC I used the Gel medium transfer technique and applied my bee image to it. I then die cut out a crown using a Tim Hotlz Die. I painted the crown and then scraped away a layered of paint for a distress look. Then added some stickles to the crown because every Queen Bee needs some sparkle on their crown.

On the painted ATC I adhered an image from The Graphics Fairy. I also added some stickles to her crown. I then went around the edge with some Distress Embossing Powder.

And there you have it my 2 mixed media ATCs. I am submitting these to the Mixed Media Monthly Challenge Around the House. Be sure to stop on over and take a peak at the blog for more wonderful techniques. As always thank you for stopping by.

7 comments:

  1. These are very cool. Love that your tutorials are quick and simple.

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  2. I love the way you made your backgrounds. Just beautiful.

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  3. Oh love the look of the tape and gesso. So cool! Two great pieces of art!

    Lalo
    The Mixed Media Monthly Challenge blog DT

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  4. Great use of household items! These are gorgeous ATCs! Thanks for joining us at The Mixed Media Monthly Challenge.

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  5. Love the masking tape and other household items! Great ATC's and thanks for joining us in this month's Mixed Media Monthly Challenge!

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  6. i just love your ATCs. the textures are really amazing. i especially love the bumble bee, he is great! Thank you so much for playing Around the House with the Mixed Media Monthly Challenge!
    -Rachel
    rwkrafts.com

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  7. Beautiful distressing. I love your projects. Thank you for joining with the Mixed Media Monthly Challenge!

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